Preston Pig

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Preston Pig
Created byColin McNaughton
Starring
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Production
Running time15 minutes per episode (approx.)
Release
Original networkCITV
Original release21 September (2000-09-21) –
29 October 2000 (2000-10-29)

Preston Pig is an animated children's television series which aired on CITV. It was based on a series of books, published by Colin McNaughton. It was shown at weekdays from 3pm until 3:15pm, on the television channel shown in Britain, CITV. However, since 2011, it no longer airs on CITV. The show officially went into production in March 1999, to air in September 2000.[1]

Characters[edit]

  • Preston Pig: The main character, a pig who is a football fanatic.
  • Mr Wolf: A wolf whom always unsuccessfully tries to catch Preston for dinner.
  • Pumpkin: is Preston's best friend.
  • Granny: Preston's grandmother.
  • Billy: A bully who is Rude to little pigs.

Episodes[edit]

# Title Summary Air Date
1 Goal Preston the world's most brilliant football player, is on his way to the store. He takes his ball and dribbles right through a flower garden, shoots hitting Billy the Bully, and scores knocking off a police officer's hat. But Preston doesn't realise that Mr Wolf, who keeps getting blamed for the pig's messes, is in hot pursuit, and getting closer every minute! 21 September 2000
2 Splash Preston Pig goes for a swim in the Synchronised Swimming Class with his teacher, Miss Mioa, but, as usual, things don't turn out quite as expected. 22 September 2000
3 Saturday Job Add Description 23 September 2000
4 Mr Wolf's Own Goal Preston's football mania nearly lands him in hot water. 24 September 2000
5 Wolf on the Run An unexpected encounter with Mr Wolf leads Preston to believe in magic. 25 September 2000
6 Ham of the Match Football is the name of the game when Preston sets out to win the cup, and Mr Wolf pitches in to save the day. 26 September 2000
7 Pooh! Mr. Wolf knows he that babysitting when Preston takes the baby for the park. 27 September 2000
8 Quiz Show Preston and Mr Wolf go head to head on a television quiz show. 2 October 2000
9 Fancy That Add Description 3 October 2000
10 The Princess and the Pig Add Description 4 October 2000
11 Whee! Pumpkin helps Preston to become a skateboard champion, when Billy thinks he's going to win the skateboarding competition, but will Mr. Wolf catch Preston before he wins? 5 October 2000
12 Marrows Add Description 6 October 2000
13 Oops! Preston takes the basket full goodies to visit Granny and Mr. Wolf follows him when his mother tells the story the Little Red Riding Hood, and Preston's father got woodcutter to chase that wolf away. 7 October 2000
14 Parp Add Description 8 October 2000
15 The Package Add Description 9 October 2000
16 The Good, the Bad and the Porky Add Description 10 October 2000
17 Pigsvillathon Add Description 11 October 2000
18 Boo Add Description 12 October 2000
19 Preston's Pet Add Description 13 October 2000
20 Mr Wolf Learns a Lesson Add Description 14 October 2000
21 Wolf Club Add Description 15 October 2000
22 Dig, Dig, Dig Add Description 20 October 2000
23 Forsakin' Bacon Add Description 21 October 2000
24 Grandpa Wolf Add Description 22 October 2000
25 Snout Snouts Preston is practising his scouting skills, while Mr Wolf is still scouting around for a pork dinner! 24 October 2000
26 Robopig Add Description 29 October 2000

Voice Cast[edit]

The music was composed by Keith Hopwood.

Home Media[edit]

Preston Pig was released on VHS in the United Kingdom in 2000 in Australia, these video tape releases are called Pig School and Ham of the Match, and then on DVD in the United Kingdom. The DVD release of Preston Pig is called Football Champion.

Broadcast[edit]

Preston Pig aired on CITV in the United Kingdom. However, the programme itself no longer airs on CITV, but can apparently be found on DVD, VHS and online.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PRESTON PIG in production". www.awn.com. 7 March 1999. Retrieved 20 September 2019.

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